WB Primary TET Syllabus 2022: The detailed and updated WB Primary TET Syllabus for the West Bengal Teacher Eligibility Test (WB TET) for Primary Level Exam has been released by the West Bengal Board of Primary Education (WBBPE) along with its official notification. Candidates wishing to begin their career in the teaching sector with WBBPE should appear in WB TET Exam and to score good marks in the eligibility test, they must be aware of the WB Primary TET Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2022 for both papers. Go through the complete article to understand the WB TET Primary Syllabus 2022 for Paper 1 (for classes 1 to 5) and for Paper 2 (for classes 6 to 8). Also go through other information such as WB Primary TET Exam Pattern, marking scheme, and subjects as discussed in the below article.

WB Primary TET Syllabus 2022 (প্রাইমারি টেট সিলেবাস)

As announced by the West Bengal Board of Primary Education, the Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) for the primary section would be conducted on 11th December 2022 to fill nearly 11,000 vacant posts. West Bengal TET is a state-level eligibility test conducted in offline mode (pen-paper). According to WB Primary TET Syllabus and Exam Pattern, there will be 2 papers i.e Paper I for classes 1 to 5 and Paper II for classes 6 to 8. Therefore it's high time for the candidates to begin with their preparation without wasting their time. The summary of the WB Primary TET syllabus and exam pattern is given below.

WB Primary TET Syllabus 2022 (প্রাইমারি টেট সিলেবাস)- Highlights
OrganisationWest Bengal Board of Primary Education (WBBPE)
Name of ExaminationWB Primary TET 2022 Exam
Exam LevelState Level 
WB Primary TET Exam Date 202211th December 2022
Maximum Marks150 marks (for each paper)
Duration of WB Primary TET Exam3 hours (for each paper)
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Mode of ExamOffline
Marking Scheme1 mark for each correct answer
Negative MarkingNo negative marking for wrong answers
Official websitewww.wbbpe.org

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WB Primary TET Exam Pattern 2022

WB TET Primary TET Syllabus and Exam Pattern depict that there are five subjects in Paper I i.e. Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I: English, Language-II: Bengali, Mathematics, and Environmental Studies. For Paper-II, the candidates will have to mandatorily prepare for major subjects including Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics, and Science or Social Studies. For Paper II, there will be an option between Mathematics and Science and Social Studies.

  1. As per the WB Primary TET Exam Pattern, there will be two papers i.e Paper I for classes 1 to 5 while Paper II for classes 6 to 8.
  2. There will be 150 multiple choice questions (MCQs) carrying 01 mark each for both Paper- I and Paper- II.
  3. The candidates will get 3 hours to appear for the test (separately for each paper).
  4. As WB TET is an eligibility test, therefore there will be no negative marking for incorrect answers.

Have a look at the WB Primary TET Exam Pattern for each paper below- 

WB Primary TET Exam Pattern 2022 for Paper 1

For Paper 1 there will be 5 subjects i.e. Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I: English, Language-II: Bengali, Mathematics, and Environmental Studies. 

SectionNo. of QuestionMarksDuration
Child Development and Pedagogy30303 hours
Language-I: English3030
Language-II: Bengali3030
Mathematics3030
Environmental Studies3030
Total150150

WB Primary TET Exam Pattern 2022 for Paper 2

For Paper 2 also there will be 5 subjects namely Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics, and Science or Social Studies. The candidates will be given the option to choose between Mathematics & Science and Social Studies.

SectionNo. QuestionMarksDuration
Child Development and Pedagogy: Compulsory30303 hours
Language-I: English Compulsory3030
Language-II: Bengali Compulsory3030

(A)For Mathematics and Science Teachers: Mathematics and Science or

(B) For Social Studies Teachers: Social Studies

6060
Total150150

WB Primary TET Syllabus for Paper 1

Candidates who are going to appear for the WBTET 2022 exam must study the basics of each topic and should have a clear understanding of each and every topic mentioned in the syllabus. For the ease of candidates, we have shared below the detailed Primary TET syllabus 2022 for both papers. 

WB Primary TET Syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy

WB Primary TET Syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy (30 MCQs)

Child Development and Learning

  1. Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  2. Principles of the development of children
  3. Influence of Heredity & Environment
  4. Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  5. Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  6. Concepts of child-centred and progressive education
  7. Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  8. Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
  9. Language & Thought
  10. Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
  11. Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, 
    community, religion etc
  12. The distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, 
    Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
  13. Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; 
    for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

Concepts of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs.

  1. Concept of exceptional children and children with special needs (CWSN).
  2. Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived.
  3. Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
  4. Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners.

Learning and Pedagogy

  1. Alternative concepts of learning in children
  2. Cognition and emotions
  3. Motivation and learning
  4. Classroom management
  5. Punishment and its legal implications, rights of a child.
  6. Guidance and counselling: concept, nature and types.
  7. How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
  8. Basic processes of teaching and learning;
  9. Children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
  10. Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
  11. Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  12. Cognition & Emotions.
  13. Motivation and learning.
  14. Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental.

WB Primary TET Syllabus for Language 1

WB Primary TET Syllabus for Language 1: Critical English (30 MCQs)

Language Comprehension

  1. Two passages, one from prose and the other from poetry with questions on comprehension, inference, 
    grammar and test of vocabulary.
  2. Determiners
  3. Subject-verb
  4. Concord
  5. Interrogatives
  6. Framing Yes/No & 'WH' questions
  7. Question tags
  8. Prepositions
  9. Tense and time
  10. Phrasal verbs
  11. Gerunds & Participle
  12. Auxiliary verbs

Pedagogy for Language Development

  1. Challenges of teaching language in diverse classrooms: language difficulties, errors and disorders.
  2. Introduction to English Phonology: vowels and consonants, syllable division.
  3. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency in LSRW (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
  4. Teaching-learning materials.
  5. Strategies for teaching children with special needs (CWSN).
  6. Remedial teaching.
  7. Learning and acquisition.
  8. Principles of language Teaching.
  9. Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool.
  10. A critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form.
  11. Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders.
  12. Language Skills.
  13. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
  14. Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multimedia materials, multilingual resources of the classroom.

WB Primary TET Syllabus for Language 2

WB Primary TET Syllabus for Language 2: Bengali (30 MCQs)

Language Comprehension

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability.

  1. Challenges of teaching language in diverse classrooms: language difficulties, errors and disorders.
  2. Introduction to English Phonology: vowels and consonants, syllable division.
  3. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency in LSRW (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
  4. Teaching-learning materials.
  5. Strategies for teaching children with special needs (CWSN).
  6. Remedial teaching.
  7. Learning and acquisition.
  8. Principles of language Teaching.
  9. Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool.
  10. A critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form.
  11. Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders.
  12. Language Skills.
  13. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
  14. Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multimedia materials, multilingual resources of the classroom.

WB Primary TET Syllabus for Mathematics

WB Primary TET Syllabus for Mathematics (30 MCQs)
  1. Geometry
  2. Shapes, spatial understanding, solids, the perimeter of rectilinear figures, area of rectangles, 
    practical problems, surface area and volume of solids (sphere, cube, rectangular, parallelepiped), practical problems.
  3. Measurement
  4. Numbers
  5. Arithmetic
  6. Fractions
  7. Weight
  8. Time
  9. Data handling
  10. Patterns
  11. Money
  12. Pedagogical issues in Mathematics
  13. Language of Mathematics
  14. Community Mathematics
  15. Nature of mathematics
  16. Methods of teaching mathematics
  17. Instructional material in mathematics
  18. Evaluation, the concept of continuous and comprehensive evaluation. Problems in teaching mathematics
  19. Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching.
  20. Diagnostic and remedial teaching.

WB Primary TET Syllabus for EVS

WB Primary TET Syllabus for Environmental Studies (30 MCQs)

Knowledge of EVS

  1. Concept and scope of environmental studies
  2. Significance of environmental studies.
  3. Integrated approach in environmental studies
  4. Scope and relation of environmental studies to science and social science.
  5. Approaches of presenting concepts
  6. Environmental studies and environmental education
  7. Learning principles
  8. Activities
  9. Discussion
  10. Health and Hygiene
  11. Shelters: Types of shelters, characteristics of animal shelters
  12. Types of vehicles used, railways, waterways and airways
  13. Water: Types of water resources, conservation of water resources, water pollution, 
    cause and prevention of water pollution, the impact of water pollution on environment, flood and drought.
  14. Composition of air, causes and impact of air pollution on the environment, greenhouse effect and global warming.
  15. Different types of soil, soil erosion, the impact of soil pollution and its prevention.
  16. Pedagogical Issues
  17. Concept and scope of EVS
  18. Significance of EVS integrated EVS
  19. Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
  20. Learning Principles
  21. Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
  22. Approaches to presenting concepts
  23. Activities

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WB Primary TET Syllabus for Paper 2

The WBTET Paper 2 comprises topics from Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics and Science or Social Studies. Have a look at the WB Primary TET Paper 2 syllabus below. WB Primary TET Syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy, Mathematics, Language 1 & Language 2 is the same for both WB Primary TET Paper 1 & Paper 2 and the same has been discussed above in detail. The syllabus for Science & Social Science subjects has been tabulated below-

WB TET Paper 2 Syllabus for Child Development & Pedagogy

WB TET Syllabus for Paper 2 includes Child Development and Learning, Concepts of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs, & Learning and Pedagogy. The detailed WB TET Paper 2 Syllabus for Child Development & Pedagogy is similar to that of WB Primary TET Paper 1 which has been detailed above. 

WB TET Paper 2 Syllabus for Language 1

WB TET Paper 2 for Language 1, i.e. English includes questions from Language Comprehension and Pedagogy for Language Development. The complete syllabus for English has been tabulated in the section of Paper 1 as the English syllabus for both paper 1 & paper 2 is same.

WB TET Paper 2 Syllabus for Language 2

WB TET Paper 2 Syllabus for Language 2, i.e. Bengali includes 30 multiple choice questions from Language Comprehension. There will be two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability. The detailed syllabus for Bengali language is same as that for Paper 1 which can be referred to from the above section. 

WB TET Paper 2 Syllabus for Mathematics

For WB TET Paper 2, there will be an option between Mathematics and Science and Social Studies. As the Mathematics subject is also included in WB TET Paper 1 Syllabus, therefore, the syllabus is also same. If you are preparing for WB TET Paper 2, then go through the Mathematics syllabus as mentioned in the section for WB Primary TET Syllabus for Paper 1. 

WB TET Paper 2 Syllabus for Science 

WB TET Syllabus for Science (30 MCQs)
  1. Nature of Science
  2. Life Science
  3. Methods and Approaches
  4. Evaluation in Science
  5. Physical Science

WB TET Paper 2 Syllabus for Social Science 

WB TET Syllabus for Social Science (60 MCQs)
  1. Aims and Objectives of Teaching Social Studies
  2. History and Political Science
  3. Political Science
  4. Geography
  5. Methods and Approaches
  6. Evaluation in Social Science
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WB TET Syllabus: FAQs

Ans. The WB TET Primary TET syllabus consists of five subjects in Paper 1 and five subjects in Paper 2. The complete WB TET Syllabus has been detailed in the article.

Ans. There will be 150 questions asked in WB TET Exam for each paper.

Ans. The marking scheme of the written examination for both the papers includes adding 1 mark for every correct answer while there is no provision of negative marking.

Ans. WB Primary TET exam 2022 will be conducted in offline mode.

Ans. The time duration of WB Primary TET 2022 exam is 3 hours (180 minutes).

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